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RATINGS: 992   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made from our award-winning imperial stout, rated one of the top 50 best beers in the world in 2008. This bodacious oatmeal Russian imperial stout will crush you like no other. This is the grand-daddy of all stout styles, with an intensely deep roasted and full bodied flavor. A robust hop character adds a refreshing balance. Aged in Heaven Hill Whiskey barrels.

Batch 1 - Gold Cap - April 2009
Batch 2 - Gold Cap - July 2009
Batch 3 - Green Cap - Oct 2009
Batch 4 - Black Cap - 2010
Batch 5 - Red Cap - 2011


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
22oz bottle into tulip. Aroma of strong dark malts with hints of coffee. Medium mouthfeel, with little to low carbonation. Taste of very sweet malts, almost too sweet, hints of roasted malts and coffee. Not sure why such the high ratings, beer tasted a lil off balance and good but not great and not deserving of the 100% rating on RB.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6276) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, roast, vanilla, dark chocolate, burnt wood, and alcohol. Taste of roast, dark chocolate, smoked malts, oak, vanilla, bourbon, and alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Yum! I’m continually impressed by the Hoppin Frog stuff I try. This one smells great, tastes even better, and is SUPER smooth as you drink. DEFINITELY something I’d try again... hopefully soon! Tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Thanks to egajdzis for sharing this one. Pours a deep almost black with a smaller bubbly tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, light bourbon and oak, light alcohol and caramel. Flavor of caramel, milk chocolate, oats, vanilla and light bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2010
I’m not going to let the price ruin my rating of this, though it’s tough. I’ve had quite a few barrel aged stouts at this point in my life, and while I’m no expert, this one did not stand out. Big bourbon, some oak, chocolate malts, heavier alcohol than one may enjoy. Not bad, more like average smooth like the original version adding a bit of a bump to it’s overall rating.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (7241) - Utah, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Bottle shared by footbalm, thanks
Appearance: Black with a nice tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, oak and coffee
Taste: Silky mouthfeel. Roasted malts and chocolate
Very nice and smooth Imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (4029) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 30, 2010
Bottle in sommerhuset. Pours black with a diminishing beige head. Smells of bourbon. Sweet with aromas of chocolate and whiskey. Also hints of alcohol and wood. Full bodied. Quite soft carbonation. Sweet finish with hints of toasted malts.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
monkeychugg55 (1064) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2010
Green cap bomber. Pours a pretty thick black with a very small light brown head. Huge aroma of whiskey barrel, vanilla, bourbon, dark chocolate, anise, molasses, and coffee. Slick and slightly thin bodied mouthfeel brings lots of woody chocolate, with espresso roast, vanilla, licorice, with a hot, boozy, but lightly woody finish. Sharp aroma, but mostly smooth texture and flavor...a little bite on the end. Well blended and quite delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2010
22oz bomber, green cap so i’m thinking batch #2 of 2009, from green’s in columbia. pours an oily, jet black with a thin, dark brown head leaving a tight ring of lace and a irridescent sheen on the glass. aroma is wonderful with huge notes of smooth oatmeal, vanilla, bourbon, and oak with notes of milk chocolate, toasted coconut, brown banana, and vanilla icing with light, roasted malts, lactose sugar, coffee, and a hint of caramel. flavor is spectacular with honest to goodness flavors of cinnamon, spice, and raisin oatmeal with notes of vanilla cake, woody bourbon, and burnt coffee beans with touches of roasted malts, cocoa, black cherry, and praline pecans. palate is full bodied and velvety with medium carbonation and a lingering, slightly sweet, oaked, roasted finish. overall, an absolutely great barrel aged impy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2881) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2010
Bottle:
Pours pitch black with very little head. Aroma is sweet with notes of toffee, liquorice and Bourbon. Thick and smooth mouthfeel. Flavour is charcoal, sweet toffee and salty liquorice. Long warm Bourbon finish.


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